[CCMC 13240-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

From: National Research Council Canada

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Code compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that “Owens Corning PROPINK® Wall Insulation System,” when used as a system to install thermal insulation in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following Canadian code(s):

National Building Code of Canada 2015

Code provision Solution type
9.25.2.2.(1)(e) Insulation MaterialsAcceptable
9.25.2.4.(4) Where blown-in insulation is installed i ...Acceptable

Ontario Building Code 2017

Ruling No. 07-14-172 (13240-R) authorizing the use of this product in Ontario, subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Ruling, was made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on 2007-04-15 (revised 2012-05-17) pursuant to s.29 of the Building Code Act, 1992 (see Ruling for terms and conditions). This Ruling is subject to periodic revisions and updates.


The above opinion is based on the evaluation by the CCMC of technical evidence provided by the evaluation holder, and is bound by the stated conditions and limitations. For the benefit of the user, a summary of the technical information which forms the basis of this evaluation has been included.

  Product information

Product description

The product is assembled at the job site and is intended for use in wood-frame constructions. It uses Owens Corning PROPINK® Complete™ Fabric, which is stapled to the wood-frame members to contain the dry-blown mineral fibre insulation material. The insulation is injected into the wall or sloped ceiling cavity with a blowing machine (see figures 1 and 2).

The thermal insulation used is Owens Corning PROPINK® Loose Fill FibreGlass Insulation, Type 5 (see CCMC 12851-L).

 
A typical wall installation using netting
Figure 1. Wall application

 

Figure 2. Sloped ceiling application
  1. 25 mm × 76 mm furring at 400 mm on centre (o.c.) spacing
  2. netting or vapour barrier retaining membrane
  3. insulated cavity
  4. continuous ventilated air space
  5. roof rafter or truss
  6. roof sheathing
  7. corrugated cardboard or expanded polystyrene air flow vents

Manufacturing plants

This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plants:

  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  Conditions and limitations

The CCMC’s compliance opinion is bound by this product being used in accordance with the conditions and limitations set out below.

  • Installation of the product must be carried out by Owens Corning Canada installers.
  • The thermal insulation product must be delivered to the building site in unopened packages. The netting must bulge less than 13 mm beyond the stud to indicate a conforming installation that provides the necessary product density.
  • The insulation must be kept away from heat-emitting devices, such as recessed light fixtures, chimneys, and propane or natural gas sources, at a distance of 75 mm or the distance required by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).
  • The system can only be installed in cathedral ceilings that incorporate a ventilation system constructed in accordance with Subsection 9.19.1., Venting, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The product must be covered by an interior finish meeting Section 9.29, Interior Wall and Ceiling Finishes, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The installation must be in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions and according to the specifications in this Report.
  • The installation must comply with the following table, based on cavity depth:
    Application requirements for the product

    RSI (m2·K/W)

    Cavity depth (mm) for 2.35 m cavity height

    Applied density (kg/m3)

    Number of cavities filled per 15-kg bag

    2.6

    89 (at 406 mm o.c.)

    22.4

    7.9

    4.0

    140 (at 610 mm o.c.)

    22.4

    3.3

    4.2

    140 (at 610 mm o.c.)

    33.6

    2.2

  • The product must be labelled with the manufacturer’s name or logo and the phrase “CCMC 13240-R."

  Technical information

This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-072126.02-15Technical Guide for Blown Mineral Fibre Insulation System with Netting for Walls

The Report Holder has submitted technical documentation for the CCMC evaluation. Testing was conducted at laboratories recognized by the CCMC. The corresponding technical evidence for this product is summarized below.

Results of testing the performance requirements of the product

Property

Unit

Requirement

Result

Bulge

38 mm × 89 mm studs at 406 mm o.c.

mm

13

Pass

38 mm × 140 mm studs at 610 mm o.c.

mm

13

Pass

Design density

38 mm × 89 mm studs at 406 mm o.c.

kg/m3

≥ 25 or proponent's design density

Pass

38 mm × 140 mm studs at 610 mm o.c.

kg/m3

≥ 25 or proponent's design density

Pass

Density deviation from each stud space

38 mm × 89 mm studs at 406 mm o.c.

%

± 10% of design density

Pass

38 mm × 140 mm studs at 610 mm o.c.

%

± 10% of design density

Pass

Thermal resistance at 150 mm

38 mm × 89 mm studs at 406 mm o.c.

m2·K/W

≥ 3.6

Pass

38 mm × 140 mm studs at 610 mm o.c.

m2·K/W

≥ 3.6

Pass

Administrative information

Disclaimer

This evaluation is issued by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), a part of the Construction Research Centre at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The evaluation must be read in the context of the entire CCMC Registry of Product Assessments and the legislated applicable building code in effect.

The CCMC was established in 1988 on behalf of the applicable regulator (i.e., the provinces and territories) to ensure—through assessment—conformity of alternative and acceptable solutions to regional building codes as determined by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) as part of the issuance of a building permit.

It is the responsibility of the local AHJs, design professionals, and specifiers to confirm that the evaluation is current and has not been withdrawn or superseded by a later issue. Please refer to the website or contact:

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The NRC has evaluated the material, product, system or service described herein only for those characteristics stated herein. The information and opinions in this evaluation are directed to those who have the appropriate degree of experience to use and apply its contents (i.e., AHJs, design professionals and specifiers). This evaluation is only valid when the product is installed in strict compliance with the stated conditions and limitations of evaluation and the applicable local building code. In circumstances where no applicable local building permit is issued and that no confirmation of compliance ‘for use in the intended field application’ is undertaken, this evaluation is null and void in all respects. This evaluation is provided without representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind, expressed, or implied, and the NRC provides no endorsement for any evaluated material, product, system or service described herein. The NRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any and all use and reliance on the information contained in this evaluation with respect to its compliance to the referenced code(s) and standard(s). The NRC is not undertaking to render professional or other services on behalf of any person or entity nor to perform any duty owed by any person or entity to another person or entity.

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